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Foggy Day Zen

Foggy Day Zen

September 15, 2015
Posted in: Lyme Disease | Reading Time: 2 minutes


Cold + Fog = Zen - 204/365

Monday we woke up to a cold, foggy day in the mountains. I couldn't have been happier. The sun and heat have been hell on my migraines. Cold dark days are always easier on me.  So, even though my body said 'no,' I pushed myself to go the extra few miles on the dog walk to get some cool shots from a vista on Loma Prieta. But it didn't work out so well. It was so blustery, I couldn't keep the dogs still and from brush blowing around through my shots, so I gave up and turned around. All that extra hiking for no decent fog shots sure can bum out a Lymie. It's not like I benefited from the extra workout, like most people would. In fact, doing too much can set me back a lot. 

On the way home, I had to use Loki's flat buckle collar which hangs so low on his neck, it sits on his sternum, to pull me up the last two 50 foot hills on NitWit trail. At the top of the trail, I almost tossed my cookies.

If you remember posts from years ago, you'll see how steep the trail is and that we have ropes to hold onto for descending. We can't put in stairs on this part of Nitwit trail due to a water line that runs below the trail. The ropes are not that helpful in going up, but Loki helps a lot.


A couple of weeks ago, heavy winds blew down a young redwood and broke some of our rope hand rails. It's since been repaired.

Despite the weather being good for my Lyme, it still reminds me I have a long way to go! To think just a few short years ago, I would have used these trails to train uphill running and now I can barely walk them without help from some pup literally pulling me up them.   After the first 2 days, he caught on to what his job is now and he goes at nice steady pace, choosing a good line to make it easy on both of us.

At least I had a foggy day. I'm looking forward to a long, cold, wet winter! What a weird thing to say.

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3 comments on “Foggy Day Zen”

  1. If it makes you feel better, then we hope for more cold foggy days. Loki, we are so proud of you for helping out Mrs. WD. Good boy.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. I don't think that fog shot sucks...but I do understand. I always want to capture the "atmosphere of the fog - the quiet, the mist, the weird light. Thankfully you have the cracker to assist! Who'da ever thunk?!? Enjoy that bone broth!!

  3. Hi, I also LOVE cloudy , rainy, cold snowy days. I to suffer from Lyme that I contracted in the mid 80's while living on Cape Cod Ma. I had multiple bulls eyes on my stomach but I never went to a doctor then because I had never heard of Lyme Disease and I thought I just had an allergic reaction to something . I didn't start to get treatment until 2 years ago and although a lot of my pains have gone away , most of my Brain symptoms ( fogginess , ear ringing , the ability to understand anything I read , and loss of most of my short term memory ) have gotten worse. My wife tries , but she cannot comprehend what it feels like to be me. My Lyme Doctor , Dr. Sam Donta from Falmouth did not believe in IV antibiotics and he has now retired. Now all I can do is Pray for rainy days. Thanks for listening if anyone is !!! It feels good to know other people can relate to my symptoms although I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy. Greg

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